So when you sign up for a swap do you start planning in your mind what you will make? I do and sometimes I make a list, I also spend time looking for ideas on the computer. Very rarely do I ever make what's on my list, I either changed my mind or started with a project and zigged when I should have zagged but still like the final product. Below our a few projects I made for a Thank's Giving swap. The rag table mat was what I planned to make, the center where I stitched Prim Blessings was stained darker with my coffee mixture but I forgot that I needed to wash it to help with the ragging and it's no longer dark. :-)
turkey , Check out her turkey, I love the one she made, I was going for simpler. I spent a lot of time googling prim turkeys and finally made a tail piece and sewed lines up and down the tail piece. Getting the tail piece to stand and stay the way I wanted was a little crazy. I used a piece of red felted sweater for the gobbler.
So what about you---How do you plan out your swap making?